Tribeca Film Festival Gets New Artistic Director

The Tribeca Film Festival is getting a new face, as Frederic Boyer is becoming the new artistic director.  Since 2009, Mr. Boyer has been the artistic director and the head of programming for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes; he has also been the artistic director of Les Arcs European Film Festival, held at the Les Arcs ski resort in France.

As Mr. Boyer discussed during a phone interview with The New York Times,

“What I want to bring to Tribeca are a lot of things: the desire of cinema, the pleasure to share, the generosity, the welcoming of filmmakers and maybe to bring more ideas for next year.”

He continued by explaining, “This is a very creative festival, they have a very open mind, and for them they wanted me maybe to bring some more European connections. I have some contacts they don’t have, they have some contacts I don’t have, and we will join our forces to do something very specific and very unusual. I have a lot to learn from the Tribeca Film Festival.”

This festival was started in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. The 11th annual program will take place in New York from April 18 to 29.